A number of listeners asked for our opinion on how demonstrations might affect the spread of COVID19. Also a link to Nate’s wife’s donation-based yoga class to benefit the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
A new outbreak of over 100 cases in an Israeli school, plus reports of other school-based transmission, shed some doubt on the idea that children do not transmit the virus.
A report indicates that Sweden’s economy did a bit better than expected in the first quarter, does that validate its COVID strategy?
Reports on the UK’s contact tracing efforts and Montreal’s struggles in its nursing homes.
Accusations of undercounting COVID deaths have been levied against Florida due to a supposed massive increase in pneumonia deaths. Why the data does not support those claims.
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Articles and studies cited on the show
- Florida’s Seen a ‘Statistically Significant’ Uptick in Pneumonia Deaths. The CDC Says It’s Likely COVID
- Don’t fall for the story accusing Florida of hiding coronavirus deaths as pneumonia
- There’s a new theory about Florida, coronavirus and pneumonia deaths. Read this first.
- Florida medical examiners were releasing coronavirus death data. The state made them stop.
- Canada’s Covid Hot Zone Is Deadlier Than Chicago or L.A.
- Coronavirus: Test and trace system kicks off in England and Scotland
- Coronavirus: Scottish lockdown easing to begin on Friday
- Coronavirus Q&A: What is NI’s contact tracing plan?
- Coronavirus: Welsh Government not considering local lockdown measures
- Sweden’s economy actually grew in the first quarter after it opted against a full virus lockdown
- EU predicts region will contract 7.4% this year in worst economic shock since 1930s
- Amid surge in Israeli virus cases, schools in outbreak areas to be shuttered
- Anger, frustration as coronavirus rules neglected at Jerusalem school
- Israel keeps schools open after COVID-19 spike
- How Sweden wasted a ‘rare opportunity’ to study coronavirus in schools
- The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Risk of Kawasaki Disease in Children